Multiple Families and the Case Information Statement

It’s not uncommon for a divorce to not be a payor’s first and there may be child support obligations from previous marriages. New Jersey law says that the way to handle this is to subtract the previous child support obligation from the payor’s income, since this money is not available…

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Case Information Statement Tips for New NJ Divorce Lawyers

We all have to start somewhere. Technology is making it easier than ever for attorneys, even new ones, to strike out on their own and form solo practices. You may find that the actual practice of law differs from what you learned in school, but Easy Soft can help by…

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Divorce Services for Low-Income Families

Many divorcing spouses in New Jersey ask themselves, “Do I need a divorce lawyer?” As a family law attorney yourself you know the answer is yes. Even if the split is amicable and the couple agrees on everything, completing the Case Information Statement NJ state law requires is a nightmare.…

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Will Massachusetts Laws Affect New Jersey Divorces?

The May 27, 2013 edition of Time Magazine has a very interesting article entitled, “The End of Alimony”. The article doesn’t talk about the end of all alimony but rather the end of permanent alimony. It points to a recent Massachusetts law that eliminates permanent alimony and instead pays alimony…

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Build A Document Library For Your New Jersey Family Law Practice

The practice of law keeps the paper industry in business. Well, not so much anymore since practices use so many electronic records, but the industry certainly generates an enormous number of documents. The most common of these, of course, is the mighty Case Information Statement but in addition to the…

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Land Ho!: A Log Of Discovery During The Voyage Of Divorce

Although the waters of divorce are well charted, family law attorneys know they need to keep a careful discovery journal along the way. Since divorces are so contentious, the discovery process is essential to presenting a judge with an accurate picture of marital assets. In addition to using software to…

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Defending Reduced Self-Employment Income

Divorces often turn ugly, and the two things the couple fights about the most are children and money. Child support involves both so can be the biggest stumbling block in a settlement. New Jersey family law attorneys on both sides put a lot of effort into Case Information Statement preparation…

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How Can I Reduce My Alimony Payments?

Alimony in divorces is, in theory, fair to both parties. However the amount calculated is based on a snapshot of both parties’ financial situation. Using a Case Information Statement, NJ courts look at the incomes and assets of the spouses to determine an alimony amount. What if circumstances change? First…

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Case Management Tools For Easy CIS Preparation

New Jersey family law attorneys don’t just plug a few numbers into a form and mail it off. Firms may handle dozens of divorces at the same time and some of these cases may drag on for months. You need legal practice management software that not only helps you complete…

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Cloud Software: The Better Choice For Non-Nerds

Over our twenty years of business we’ve seen computer operating systems and software become friendlier to the people out there who don’t have Computer Science degrees. Unfortunately you still need some technical know how–or access to someone with know how–to install, update and maintain software. That has been a limiting…

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How Can I Reduce Child Support Payments?

Under New Jersey law, it is possible to modify a child support agreement if one party has suffered a “change in circumstances.” The filer submits a modified Case Information Statement and the court will decide if the support amount should be changed. Note that this works both ways. If a…

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The Double Dip: Great For Ice Cream, Bad For Potato Chips And Alimony

New Jersey alimony laws are written to be fair to both parties. Support formulas count assets and income in a comprehensive and unbiased manner and avoid counting any asset multiple times. When the recipient is reimbursed twice for something as part of an alimony agreement, this is called “double dipping”.…

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If You Thought Child Support Ended At 18, Think Again!

Divorcing couples often assume that any child support obligations end once the child turns 18 but that’s not necessarily true.New Jersey law doesn’t automatically emancipate according to age. Rather the law considers when a child is no longer financially dependent on the parents. To a divorced couple this means that…

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Keeping Secrets: Maintaining Confidential Case Notes

State forms used in divorce cases may look like just lists of numbers but there is a lot of additional information behind those dry statistics. New Jersey family law attorneys often keep internal notes when completing a Case Information Statement that are intended for the eyes of the practice only…

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How To Account For Unusual Income In New Jersey Divorces

The laws governing spousal maintenance and child support are written around the idea of steady income. This is fine as long as the spouses have typical 9 to 5, Monday through Friday positions but a growing number of people work nontraditional careers or earn sporadic income through investments or other…

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Putting A Price On A Person’s Life

Negotiation is a key element in a divorce settlement. Even the most amicable divorce–and the phrase “amicable divorce” is an oxymoron–everyone wants to get what’s fairly owed. However each party probably disagrees on the definition of fair. The Case Information Statement (NJ) is designed to present an unbiased view of…

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CIS And Divorce Financials Working Together For Faster Settlements

Family law attorneys use different software tools for specific reasons and ideally all of these tools talk to each other to ensure that every tool is working from the same data. Easy Soft’s attorney practice management software products are designed to work together to present a coordinated suite of tools…

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How To Compare Multiple Custody Scenarios In New Jersey Divorces

Preparation of a divorce case is not always a simple matter. Even in disputes where both parties are trying to keep things amicable, ongoing negotiations can change the details that affect maintenance and child support calculations. New Jersey attorneys preparing a Case Information Statement need to be able examine multiple…

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Easy Soft Makes Everything Easy, Even the NJ Case Information Statement

A little bird over in Technical Support whispered in my ear that your pre-purchase question is whether our software will help you get better results for your client relative to the NJ Case Information Statement. Let’s try a little art of persuasion on the NJ CIS , shall we? As…

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